KISD has adopted the Standard Response Protocol (SRP), a nationally recognized, proven methodology that ensures a uniform response by faculty, staff, and students to school-based emergencies.

    Administrators, campus staff and students are trained each school year on SRP and conduct SRP-based emergency drills each semester, as well as state-mandated fire drills, to reinforce emergency preparedness. While SRP is not a replacement for school safety plans or programs, it standardizes Kennedale ISD’s approach to emergency management by providing for consistent terminology and response actions during an emergency.

    The Standard Response Protocol has been developed for implementation within K-12 and university education settings by the “I Love U Guys” Foundation, a Colorado-based non-profit organization committed to student safety. The SRP has been endorsed by the Texas School Safety Center (TxSSC), the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and the office of the Governor for the State of Texas.

    The SRP is all-hazard in nature, meaning it is not based on individual scenarios, but rather on the response to any given scenario. The most significant benefit of the SRP is the standard language used by teachers, students, parents, staff and first responders. The protocol also allows for a predictable series of actions as an incident unfolds. The SRP is based upon five actions: Lockout, Lockdown, Evacuate, Shelter and Hold. Each action provides specific staff and student directives that are unique to the action.